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Strange Black Dots

Postby Marsdolphin » Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:03 am

BUG!!!
What happened?
All of a sudden black dots began to appear!
Urgently need help!

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Re: Strange Black Dots

Postby xen_steda » Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:49 am

Hey if you havent tried this already, do a hard shutdown, shutdown computer then switch off back button if on a desktop and if on a laptop, take battery out and press and hold power button for at least 15 seconds. That may help this problem. Good luck.
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Re: Strange Black Dots

Postby Marsdolphin » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:38 am

Hi xen_steda,
I don't really understand. What back button :?:
I'm using MacBook Air (2012) 4GB RAM i5 Intel Graphics.
And without my selection osm2city automatically loaded after the squares appeared.
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Re: Strange Black Dots

Postby Marsdolphin » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:13 am

Found a way to temporarily solve it, by opening pilot list of multiplayer.
Waiting until the disease is over...
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Re: Strange Black Dots

Postby V12 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:51 am

I'm not MacOS familiar, but try to update Your graphics driver.
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Re: Strange Black Dots

Postby enrogue » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:51 pm

Unfortunately with macOS & Intel drivers there isn't much you can do with updating drivers - you're stuck with what the OS provides (both a blessing and a curse at times)

Try resetting the PRAM and/or SMC

https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3604
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Re: Strange Black Dots

Postby Marsdolphin » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:01 am

Yeah, and another problem is if we want to fix this I probably need a person to fix hardware, but you know I'm in Beijing so it's not possible. :(
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Re: Strange Black Dots

Postby Marsdolphin » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:04 am

Well I do have a temporary solution :)
Probably using that until it's over.
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Re: Strange Black Dots

Postby Marsdolphin » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:40 am

I don't think this is a hardware problem, but I'm not sure.
I managed to fix them by turning off anti-aliasing.
And when I turn it on again, the dots are back...
:!: :?: :idea:
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Re: Strange Black Dots

Postby V12 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:21 am

This is driver related problem. Older ATI/AMD GPUs had similar problem with antialias and wrong displayed texts. In laptop, I had ATI/AMD FirePro M5950, there was strange problem with sprite lights on runways.
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Re: Strange Black Dots

Postby Marsdolphin » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:05 am

But how do we fix it if we are in China ??
Or we just turn off anti aliasing?
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Re: Strange Black Dots

Postby enrogue » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:05 am

Well if it's this Macbook Air here https://everymac.com/systems/apple/macb ... specs.html

It's Intel HD4000 integrated graphics, and the driver you get is dependant on which version of macOS you are on - there are no downloadable/updateable drivers for macOS & intel graphics. In fact for all macOS later than High Sierra, there is no way to update even Nvidia drivers as Apple is refusing to sign them.

So you can disable antialiasing (it does sounds like a driver bug), and I don't think there's much you can do about the driver other than making sure your OS is up to date

FG does run on Catalina, but only on the nightlies, or if you compile it yourself
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Re: Strange Black Dots

Postby Marsdolphin » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:20 pm

I know I am not on MacOS Catalina.
I'm on Mojave!
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Re: Strange Black Dots

Postby V12 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:08 pm

Best solution is turn off AA.
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Re: Strange Black Dots

Postby Marsdolphin » Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:06 am

Hi,
AA? What is that?
Regards,
Mars,
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Everyone be safe and let's hope the pandemic can be over soon.
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